Late Night

Letterman's Political Revival

Should Jon Stewart be worried? Late Show host David Letterman has been enjoying something of a revival, fueled in large part by his political interviews. In addition to hosting President Obama on Monday night, Letterman will interview Bill Clinton on Tuesday, found himself earlier this year in a war of words with Sarah Palin, and famously went after John McCain during the campaign after the candidate canceled on him. “When he began in television, Letterman was virtually apolitical,” said Robert Thompson, professor of television and popular culture at Syracuse. “Now he’s moved to the point where he could be called a political comedian.”